Sunday, 29 April 2012
This is a zorse. A zebra stallion, domesticated mare crossbreed.
I had always wondered. Apparently these have been bred in Africa since about 1895.
Genetics has fascinated me for a few years, not that I know anything about it. What fascinates me is what they do with it.
Crossbreeding especially. Things like beefalo (beautiful, delicious meat by the way), or zorses, or my pick, savannah cats...
Ligers are the biggest cats in the world. Hercules is the largest known Liger, and he weighs in at 410 kgs. That's nearly 1000lbs.
I don't think I'd want to mess with that.